Many thanks to Chris Dahl for sponsoring me as featured poet for the Olympia Poetry Network’s Third Wednesday reading on November 15. I plan to perform several poems from my recent award-winning collection, “The Fates,” as well as reading others. I am finding that memorizing my work really takes me deeply into the character of the poem and therefore makes it more alive for the audience. I may include a couple of new pieces, also about the question of how much can we control in our lives versus what Fortune has in store. I have been trying to incorporate a bit of palm and Tarot lore in my verse.
This event occurs from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Traditions Café, 300 5th Ave. SW in downtown Olympia. An Open Mic precedes the main reading. The event is free.